LSU Rural Life Museum to Present Annual Harvest Days Sept. 27-28

09/19/2014 09:21 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Rural Life Museum will host its 19th annual Harvest Days on Sept. 27-28 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the museum, located within Burden Museum & Gardens at 4560 Essen Lane.


This educational event interprets life in the 19th century rural Louisiana during the fall harvest. Events include living history demonstrations by 25 renowned Louisiana artisans who will focus on many types of agricultural and household activities common on plantations and farms during harvest time. These include plowing, blacksmithing, soap and candle making, timber framing and open-hearth cooking. Visitors can participate in many of these demonstrations and activities. Many of the artisans’ items can be purchased in the museum’s gift shop.


Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.


Admission to Harvest Days is $9 for visitors ages 12-61, $8 for those age 62 and above and for those ages 6-11. Visitors ages 5 and under are admitted for free.


For more information on Harvest Days and the LSU Rural Life Museum, call 225-765-2437 or visit





Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014